Today’s weather was very beautiful. My choice was Million Tree Planting. I and Shuxiao Tao went to Staten Island by ferry. It was a really great trip by ferry. The view on the ferry was also wonderful. The first video was took place on the second floor of the ferry when it was leaving the Terminal. The angle rotated very slightly and the ferry changed its direction at the same time. The result is a both still and dynamic video. We can see the buildings in Manhattan show up firstly. Then the ships travel on the East River. The Brooklyn Bridge and the skyline of Brooklyn. Due to the camera was rotating, the shadow of deck corridor showed up gradually. And the most interesting thing was the shape of the shadow changed quickly due to the rotation of both camera and ferry. The trick is the back view was moving quickly, and the front view moved much slower.
The second video was took at Brooklyn Bridge Park yesterday. Because I liked the pumping water and the pave wary much. It also many information about the landscape design of the park.
Then we arrived at Staten Island to attend Million Trees Planting. We got gloves and shovel at the front. The guide guy was friendly and he taught us how to use these tools to plant a shoot in 6 steps. I drew a few diagram to explain this processing. It was a great experience to touch the nature directly. We and Bangyuan Shi and Emily Hwang worked as a group during the 2 hours planting. We saw a lot of earthworms during the planting and many interesting creatures. We finished about 40 trees in total. Great fun there.
After this we headed back to downtown Manhattan to next stop. I went separately to Central Park, where the third video was took at. When you walk through any pave in Central Park, you can see a lot of people activates happening around the pave. The variation of them was also great. Each people was doing different things there. The slopes and paves were designed very successfully.